North Central residents who bemoaned the closing of the Bashas’ store at 16th Street and Glendale Avenue can take heart, as Sprouts Farmers Market is readying to open there at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Sunflower Markets originally negotiated the deal to take over the vacant space near the I-51 freeway entrance, but thanks to a May 2012 merger with Sprouts, the new store will bear the Sprouts name.

Grand opening details were sketchy at press time. For more information, go to, click on Find a Store, and select “Phoenix–E. Glendale Ave.” or call the store at 602-385-2150.


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